China takes passports from oil managers: Report
BEIJING (AP) - Executives of Chinese oil giant PetroChina Ltd. have been told to hand in their passports as an anti-corruption investigation of the industry spreads, a newspaper said on Tuesday.
Authorities say five current or former executives of state-owned PetroChina and its parent, China National Petroleum Corp. are suspected of "discipline violations", a term usually used to refer to corruption.
PetroChina managers at the level of division chiefs and above were ordered to hand in their passports, the Securities Daily said, citing unidentified sources in the company. Such a move often is intended to prevent potential suspects or witnesses from fleeing while investigators gather information.
"The PetroChina corruption case has expanded beyond the company," the newspaper said.